Rubs Recipes

Change up your grilling or roasting game with spice rub recipes for ribs, chicken, beef, and fish, complete with ratings, reviews and storage tips.

Staff Picks

Steak Dry Rub

Rating: 4.5 stars 160
This dry rub is perfect for grilled steaks and will add amazing flavor to any cut of meat. Extra rub can be stored at room temperature for later use.

Rosemary Garlic Rub

Rating: 4.5 stars 81
This olive oil-based rosemary seasoning is great on chicken or pork, particularly when using an indirect grilling method. You can also use this on potatoes. To coat potatoes, cut small baking potatoes into eighths and par-boil for about 5 minutes. Coat with mixture, then place directly on a medium-high grill rack, turning every 5 minutes, until tender, about 15 minutes.
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Jim Goode's BBQ Beef Rub

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
This beef rub is great for beef, pork and lamb. Once you mix the spices they'll keep about 4 months in an airtight jar. When ready to use, just rub into the meat, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate the night before grilling.
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Homemade Herb Salt

Rating: 5 stars 13
Yes, the color in this salt will fade within a few weeks, but the herby flavor and aroma will remain intact for much longer. nI described this as a finishing salt, meaning it's used to season cooked food at the table; however, it can also be used in place of regular salt in any recipe preparation.

BBQ Spice Rub

Rating: 4.5 stars 136
Easy, versatile, and oh-so delicious! Whip it up in less than 5 minutes.

Johnny's Spice Rub

Rating: 4.5 stars 228
Johnny's seasoning salt is a good general barbeque rub! Sprinkle or rub onto ribs, tri-tips, steaks, chicken, or whatever meat you desire! Let rubbed meat sit at least an hour before cooking.
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Dry Rub for Ribs

Rating: 4.5 stars 642
Here's a super simple dry rub for a slab of pork ribs. Works great with chicken, too.
By Denise Smith

Bangin' Steak Rub

Rating: 4.5 stars 35
This quick and easy grill rub will make your steak sing! No expensive spices to search for, but lots of flavor!

Jerk Seasoning

Rating: 4.5 stars 94
This is a great seasoning for any meat. You can make more of it all at once and store it in an airtight container. Make sure you store it in a cool, dry place.
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Southern Style Dry Rub for Pork or Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 39
A classic pork or chicken dry rub that is very popular in Southern Georgia. This is enough to coat about 5 to 7 pounds of ribs or 10 pounds of pork roast or chicken. You can add more cayenne pepper by the teaspoon depending on how hot you like it.

Memphis Rub

Rating: 4.5 stars 137
This zesty Memphis rub will bring out the best in ribs and other meats. Try it on chicken!

Shawarma Seasoning

Rating: 5 stars 5
Mix the Middle Eastern shawarma classic seasoning yourself. This version has a little lighter clove flavor.

Inspiration and Ideas

Dry Rub for Ribs
Rating: Unrated 642
Here's a super-simple dry rub for a slab of pork ribs. It works great with chicken, too." – Denise Smith
CCRyder's Smoker Rib Rub
Rating: Unrated 83
"This is a blend of spices I use to rub onto baby back ribs the night before I smoke the meat." – ccryder81
Steak Dry Rub
Rating: 4.5 stars 161

This steak seasoning recipe adds real steakhouse flavor to any cut of steak.